Robert J. Grey Jr.
Robert J. Grey Jr. was nominated to serve on the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation by President Barack Obama on August 6, 2009, and his nomination was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 19, 2010.
Mr. Grey is president of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity. He previously served as president of the American Bar Association from 2004-2005 and Chair of the ABA House of Delegates from 1998 to 2000. During his tenure as ABA president, he instituted the American Jury Initiative to educate the public on the importance of service, led programs to increase diversity in the legal profession, and fought to safeguard the profession's independence.
Mr. Grey received his B.S. from the Virginia Commonwealth University in 1973 and his law degree from Washington and Lee University in 1976. He started his own law firm in 1978. In 1982, he was appointed by Governor Charles S. Robb to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. He was appointed Chair in 1983 and served until 1985.
Mr. Grey joined Hunton & Williams (now Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP) in 2002, and is also affiliated with the McCammon Mediation Group Ltd. His practice focused on government relations and administrative matters before state and federal agencies.
Mr. Grey has also chaired the ABA Committee on Research about the Future of the Legal Profession (2000-02), the Commission on Opportunities for Minorities in the Profession (1992-95) and the Rule of Law Initiative.